As a kid I witnessed attributes and played with them.
What would happen when I misbehaved?
life as laboratory I tried lying and
got caught. tried being super
nice to people I don’t know
I tried bullying (after I myself was bullied)
I tried kissing my friends (without their consent)
I tried doing chores without being asked
not doing chores
fighting with fists
reading a book from beginning to end
writing a book (age eleven)
If an adult caught me experimenting this way
I risked being earmarked based on my behavior.
This was called judgment and came very easy to them.
I tried it…
I learned not to trust adults